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Old 04-07-2007
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Whip Antenna Tie Down

Just curious how yall tie down your whip antennas for your CB without messing up the tuning..
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hehe

ziptied mine to my roof rack


but its not hooked up yet either
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Tying it down messes up the tuning temporarily, because the antenna is no longer aerial. However, for temporary storage or to get it out of the way of drive-thru's/parking garages, I just used a simple short bunjee cord attached to the front tie ring to keep it down.
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I do occasional highway driving, and don't exactly wanna **** anyone off with it..

Does it work better tied down or straight up?

Assuming it is tuned.
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straight up...thats the way it should have been when the SWR's were set.
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do it like the army does on the back of there hummers
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I bought a clip especially for that purpose off eBay. It was a military surplus item.
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I bought a clip especially for that purpose off eBay. It was a military surplus item.

i ment to get one of those

how does it work for you?
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i ment to get one of those

how does it work for you?
It work real well. Only cost me about seven dollars shipped from ebay and they hold a coat of paint very well.
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That's the one! I think I'm gonna remove the rope and rivet/screw it to my roof rack for my 102" whip. Yeah, I still got it and it's going on the new truck =]

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I have a Radio Shack CB I have never hooked up, but now that I have a plan to mount it, I need to figure out an antenna. I'm thinking of one of the monster 102" but wondered if I would be better off with something a wee bit shorter.

Anyone with ideas?
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I have a Radio Shack CB I have never hooked up, but now that I have a plan to mount it, I need to figure out an antenna. I'm thinking of one of the monster 102" but wondered if I would be better off with something a wee bit shorter.

Anyone with ideas?
I'd go with a lil three foot fiberglass stick if I were you.
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I'd go with a lil three foot fiberglass stick if I were you.
Guess I need to hit up Radio Shack...and figure out where to mount it.
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4" Firestik is what I have.
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i have a 4ft fiberglass one with one of the turck mirror mounting brackets on my tool box, and a 10ft antenna spring it still stands straight despite trees and drive thrus lol

my friends have 102" ones, they have just bent over and looks retarded

where can u get a 102" fiberglass one?
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where can u get a 102" fiberglass one?
lmao, special order?
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i have a 102" whip and it hasnt bent at all even after it flew up in the parking garage with a 7.5ft clearance
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Guess I need to hit up Radio Shack...and figure out where to mount it.
go for the 3ft firestick it works great with my set up.

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Wow im surprised no one has any magnetic mounts.. I use a lil wilson magnetic mount whip antenna. Its great. I just hide it behind my seat when im not using it and when I do use it i put it up top.

No scratches on the roof either, you just have to be carefull how you put it on and take it off.
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my problem with mag mounts is that I wheel my truck and the first tree i come with in 3 feet of...bye bye antenna.
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